Become a JA Volunteer

Volunteering with JA goes far beyond your time spent with the students. The experiences you share and scenarios you help bring to life will impact these students forever. JA volunteers come from all walks of life. But they all have a common vision: sharing a message of hope and opportunity with each and every young person they reach. They are committed to the idea that as a community, we have a responsibility to ensure this generation is better prepared for success than any generation in history.

Through volunteer partnerships from organizations large and small, or individuals interested in sharing their experiences with the children of their community, JA’s classroom volunteers inspire, prepare and empower. JA volunteers believe they can make a difference – our volunteers are what sets JA apart.


WHAT ARE THE VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS?

  • Volunteers must sign and abide by JA’s Volunteer Conduct Policy.

  • JA program volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

  • All JA program volunteers must complete JA volunteer training and be available to work with students during normal school-day hours.

WAYS TO VOLUNTEER:

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JA Classroom Volunteer: The weekly Junior Achievement® program takes place in a classroom, during which volunteers present one of JA®'s proven financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs to a K-12 classroom on a weekly basis. Volunteers and teachers work together to arrange the required number of sessions, taking into account the classroom schedule and volunteer's work schedule.

Training: 1 hour

Volunteer Time: 1 hour, once-a-week, for 5-7 weeks

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JA in a Day: Volunteers present Junior Achievement curriculum to students in kindergarten through eighth grade in a one-day format. JA staff works directly with the school to arrange an event date. The volunteers cover all lessons in one visit.

Training: 1 hour

Volunteer Time: 4-6 hours. Lunch and other breaks will be taken according to the normal classroom schedule

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JA Company Program Advisor: JA Company Program advisors teach students the foundations and steps of starting a business that they the put into practice as they build their company. The commitment is for the entirety of the program 13 weeks in total, during the students class period. JA provides all training, materials and support necessary to ensure that volunteers and students are successful.

Training: 1.5 hours

Volunteer Time: One hour, once-a-week, for 13 weeks

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Volunteer your skills: Are you a social media savant, excellent at data entry? Volunteers can leverage their unique talents to help JA grow. Short- or long-term projects available (e.g. event prep, mailing preparations, social media, newsletters, blogging, etc.)

Training: N/A

Volunteer Time: Flexible


I’m interested, but I still want to learn more! Fill out the volunteer form and a member of our team will be in touch with you soon.

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